Baba Ramdev was reading forwarded WhatsApp message: Patanjali tells doctors fuming over viral video
"Baba Ramdev has no ill-will against modern science and good practitioners of modern medicine. What is being attributed against him is false and nugatory," Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust general secretary Acharya Balakrishna said in the statement.
After the Indian Medical Association and doctors slammed yoga guru Baba Ramdev for defaming allopathy, the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust was forced to clarify that the Patanjali co-founder had the utmost respect for medical science.
Controversy erupted when the IMA, and later the Resident Doctors' Association, sought action against Baba Ramdev under the Epidemic Act for allegedly claiming that allopathy was a stupid science and that lakhs of patients had died because of allopathic medicines rather than oxygen shortage.
The IMA noted that about 1,200 doctors had died fighting the pandemic in the country.
The doctors were furious over a viral 140-second long video where the yoga guru can be seen reading out from his phone, "Allopathy is a stupid science. First, Hydroxychloroquine failed, then Remdesivir failed. Plasma therapy effectively is now banned, and steroids have failed. Even Fabiflu and Ivermectin have also failed."
"Not all may agree with what I am going to say next, but lakhs of people have died after having allopathic medicines. More patients have lost their lives due to allopathic medicines than lack of medical oxygen or shortage of beds," Ramdev is heard saying in the video.
According to the IMA, it has become a passion for people with malicious, opportunistic attitude to hit medical warriors from behind to boost their unprincipled, unscrupulous, deceitful and unpatriotic business fortunes.
However, the Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust countered the allegation that Baba Ramdev was reading 'a forwarded WhatsApp message received by him'.
"He has no ill-will against modern science and good practitioners of modern medicine. What is being attributed against him is false and nugatory," Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust general secretary Acharya Balakrishna said in the statement.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Medical Association on Saturday lodged a police complaint against the yoga guru.
In a statement submitted along with the police complaint, the DMA claimed, "At a time when the whole country is battling the pandemic, risking their own and families lives with whatever resources are available, Baba Ramdev has assaulted the medical science and the medical profession apparently for personal gains".
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